Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Turk Thrust, Mar 8, 2019.
Friday Mourning ..
Nice word play with the title , another solid b side 3/5
From the title and first line this remains one of my favourite Morrissey lyrics.
‘ Very smug, mug of mine’
‘This dawn raid soon put paid to all these things I’d whispered to you’ and probably my favourite verse ever,
‘And when they hold me down
And when they kick me down the stairs...”
And the way he spits out the nouns teachers, parents and bosses, I love.
The ending isn’t as memorable and the tune is okay but not amazing, but I listen to this song more often than everything else of this period along with Irish Blood, so has to be top marks.
The end part reminds me of Will Never Marry
Friday - it's fine, it's almost good, but just never clicks for me. And for a piano ballad, it sounds like a fake piano to me. Not a fan of synth'd pianos, its not THAT hard to find a real piano somewhere for a professional recording, is it?
3 of 5. Almost a really good song
An interesting one...my opinion of it changed several times during the course of hearing it for the first time. Early on I wasn't so keen, feeling it sounded like it belonged in the mid-album slump section of Maladjusted, but it builds nicely and continued to grow on me, and I liked the ending a lot. I'll say now that I would take this over "Camden". Think I might need to gather some of these b-sides up into a collection. 3.5/5.
Buy Swords; it’s a great compilation of b-sides from this comeback period.
"Friday Mourning" - another excellent b-side that could have replaced one of the weaker album tracks. I agree that the fake piano is annoying. That's a pet peeve of mine, too. I suppose I can see foregoing the expense of real strings, but there is no excuse for a cheap sounding fake piano sound. I'm guessing it was a Nord. 4/5.
I missed Swords when it came out - spotted it in the racks in HMV some time later and wondered what it was, but some of the song titles put me off. Plus it was post-Years of Refusal, which kind of put me off buying any more Morrissey as well. I'll see how things continue to go with the b-sides over the next few weeks!
Friday Mourning - I like the beginning a lot. The song structure is a bit confusing to me so I won't make too many comments as I might mis-identifying the parts. Pretty solid tune. 3 ranking out of 5.
This was more Popular I believe because many hadn't heard it until we got the silver cover Deluxe re-issue of the album.
It's better than average but let's not get carried away.
Plus the cover photo aint exactly brilliant
After a couple of relative duds, Friday Mourning is quite the return to form. 4/5
The ratings for Friday Mourning:
Today’s song is I Am Two People:
A weak piece of music and a seemingly half-baked set of lyrics.
I still find it strangely likeable for all of that as there some humour to the lyrics and to Morrissey’s vocal phrasing.
A low 3/5.
"I am two people
One you know
But don't like
The other one
You don't know
But you don't want to"
Love this part! This is the reason Morrissey is so popular. He says what we've all felt. I know that's obvious, but I think about it all the time and wonder why he's so good at it.
Anyway, I love the lyrics but the tune is just OK. 3/5
There's not a lot to this one in many ways. It sounds like it was written very quickly in the studio as a possible b-side - like, say, Now I Am A Was. But like that song it's also strangely likeable. There's a nice self-deprecating humour to it and the vocal is excellent, particularly the "drop down dead!" part. Somehow it all adds up to more than the sum of its parts. It may be a throwaway, but it's a good one. 3.25/5
I am two people ..
Another solid b side , not great , not bad but passable 3/5
I Am Two People - 3/5
"I Am Two People"
He is, isn't he? Most of these songs are just "pretty good"...
"I Am Two People" - IMO, another song that could have replaced a weak track on the album. 3.75/5.
I am two people - 3.5/5
I Am Two People 3
I Am Two People
I particularly like the intro, the rest is okay, nothing special. Reasonably interesting lyric. Not too keen on the outro but as a b side its perfectly alright.
"I Am Two People"
This one sounds just a bit too much "Morrissey-by-numbers" for me - the music is nothing we haven't heard already over the last two albums, and the vocal has some nice bits in it, but overall it seems a bit inconsequential. A definite b-side rather than album contender. 2.5/5.
Pretty forgettable. 2 of 5 for 2 people
I Am Two People - I like the lyrical subject matter but Morrissey doesn't really pull it off. Lot of repetition and it doesn't live up to the potential. I like the music and with some work, this song could probably turn into a very powerful ballad. I like the outro: Very Smith's like. Overall, the song is just OK for me. 2.5 rating out of 5.
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